Rasputin separates fact from fiction to reveal the real life of one of history's most alluring figures. Drawing on a wealth of forgotten documents from archives in seven countries, Smith presents Rasputin in all his complexity - man of God, voice of peace, loyal subject, adulterer, drunkard. Rasputin is not just a definitive biography of an extraordinary and legendary man, but a fascinating portrait of the twilight of imperial Russia as it lurched toward catastrophe.
"A Lot To Chew On"
Published in commemoration of the centennial of President John F. Kennedy's birth, here is the definitive compendium of JFK's most important and brilliant speeches, accompanied by a commentary and reflections by leading American and internationals figures - including Senator Elizabeth Warren, David McCullough, Kofi Annan, and the Dalai Lama.
Here is a selection of some of the best-known and best-loved tales of The Arabian Nights, including "Sinbad", "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves", "Aladdin", "The Talking Bird", and the "Fisherman and the Genie". In this "treasure house of pleasant things" you will find golden palaces, gem studded caves, and breathtaking gardens.
A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil. The spectre of the lustful Siberian holy man and peasant still casts its eerie shadow over Russia's bloody 20th century. Numerous biographies, novels, and films recount his mysterious rise to power as Nicholas and Alexandra's confidant and guardian of the sickly heir to the throne.
Before you read this, think for a moment: Do you know where your keys are? What was the name of that last visitor to your office? We rely on memory every moment of the day, but many of us constantly complain that we're losing it faster than we ever imagined.
"try to forget it."
Not to be confused with the classic poem, this short story is a delightful bit of storytelling about the many babes in the wood. This not only includes children, but also beetles, ants, spiders, and - wasps. Educations and just plain fun for the child in all of us.
Radiospektakl' "Skovannye odnoj cep'ju" - po kinopovesti Natana Duglasa i Harol'da Smita "Ne sklonivshie golovy" ("The defiant ones"). Dvoim zakljuchennym, chernokozhemu Noa Gallen i belomu Dzhokeru Dzheksonu, udaetsja bezhat' vo vremja avtomobil'noj avarii perevozivshego ih tjuremnogo avtobusa. Tol'ko vot kakaja nezadacha: prestupniki ljuto nenavidjat drug druga (v tom chisle i po rasovoj prichine) i ih ruki, skovannye naruchnikami, soedineny odnoj cep'ju.